David Dean "Pastor Dave" Phillips
1955 - 2021
Obituary of David Dean "Pastor Dave" Phillips
David Dean "Pastor Dave" Phillips, 66, passed very suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack on to his Heavenly Home on Friday, October 22nd, 2021. Born on May 16th, 1955, in Virginia, Minnesota, he was the son of Dean Phillips and Mary Phillips.
Pastor Dave retired as the Senior Pastor from the Chapel of Redemption. He dedicated over 32 years of his life to full-time ministry. He was married to the love of his life, Melodie for over 46 years. Deana was always there and was his go-to person. His pride and joy were his two grandchildren, Zachary and Zalia. They truly lit up his whole world. Dave always showed great zeal for Chicago and its sports teams; the Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears and Bulls. He was an avid reader and constantly studied to gain more insight and knowledge. He loved spending time in the mountains of Gatlinburg with family and friends and enjoying God's splendor. Above all, he loved His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and fervently strived every day to draw closer.
Pastor Dave is survived by his beloved wife, Melodie Phillips; daughter, Deana Riordan (Joshua); grandchildren, Zachary David and Zalia Dawn Riordan; sisters, Diane DeGrave (Greg) and Barbara Hubbard; brother, Terrell (Charlotte); mother-in-law, Peggy Black; brother-in-laws, Paul Stier, Ronnie Black, and Mark Black (Robin), many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and many parishioners and friends that were dear to his heart. He was predeceased by his daughter, Ellen Phillips; his parents, Dean, Mary and Thelma Phillips; brother, Fred Showalter; sisters, Marilyn Kaftanic, Carolyn Mick, and Trudy Goodmanson; mother-in-law, Nona Stier; father-in-laws, Paul Stier and Percy Black
Services will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, 4720 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC. Visitation will take place between 5:00 and 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Honorary pallbearers include Pastors Steve Allen, Ray Boone, Mark Crumpton, John Lastinger, Derrick Liferidge, Tommy McGill, Tom Mims and John Teem; elders, Euel Blanton, Kenny Brazell, and Chuck Howard.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Pastor Dave's honor to Global Vision Bible Church, 2060 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd., Mount Juliet, TN 37122.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David Dean "Pastor Dave" Phillips, please visit Tribute Store